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Yes, I have found eggs under the roost before. And I have gotten soft shelled eggs, chickens do weird things sometimes.
Didn't have one today. I'll keep my eyes out. I always try and scan the yard for any other eggs. I know everyone will start laying before the weather changes.
 

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Actually, I know it was her. She had egg around her mouth.
Crap! :oops: She needs a pkg of wipes!! Eggs are good.:)

At my farm a few hens eat them --bad girls. Dog can't reach the nest. Killed the snakes and finally seem to have the skunk gone. Just one thing after another...…….
 

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Yesterday we got 3 eggs. One is lighter than the others. Could it still be the other Orpington or do you think its the Barred Rock?
 

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I guess my question should have been are all the eggs from the same breed typically the same color, darkness etc. 2 eggs were darker than the other.
 

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guess my question should have been are all the eggs from the same breed typically the same color, darkness etc. 2 eggs were darker than the other

Sorry - just couldn't resist. :) Yeah, knew what you meant and the ANSWER IS.....typically very similar. EXCEPT the color is a coating that they add and even the same hen may sometimes lay slightly different shades. I actually find the BR & BO eggs similar in color. Generally they are an even light to medium brown.

My Marans lay a darker egg but, there is a different tinge to the color on even the lighter eggs. I'd say more of a reddish clay type brown, not always even. A few of the pullets hatched here have a speckled light brown with dark spots. XBred. Then there are the green eggs -- blue layerX with brown layer type roo. etc.

These new RIRs I have lay a very light brown egg. I had expected darker brown. But, not there.

Another thing I'm hoping to achieve -- teach them to wipe their feet when it's muddy out! :hide Have one hen who appears to just squat when she feels the urge. I find her blue egg just "wherever".:oops:
 

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Even the same hen's egg will slightly differ in color over time. I love the green, blue, shades of brown from light to dark, eggs. it just makes it more fun.
 

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Hey All,

As you know, I’ve been getting 3 eggs some days. I have 3 Buff Orpingtons that are the same age and a barred rock that is 1 month younger. I’ve realized that one of the BO’s comb stands up and the other 2 flop over. I’ll attach a picture of them. Do you think all the BO’s are hens or do I have a rooster? The one in question was having a standoff with my barred rock rooster today.
 

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Sometimes the hens will challenge a young roo. Floppy combs -- yes, I have a few. At this age, you should see the longer curved tail feathers if a rooster and they will be crowing. If one you "wonder" isn't doing either -- I'd just say you have a defiant hen! You know, if no roo a top rung hen will take on the job and boss everyone. Women's rights! :D

As to eggs, they will sometimes take 6 months to begin lay with these heavy breeds. With the weather issues everywhere, even those laying will slack off. Chickens don't do heat real well. My hens have slowed way down in these 95 temps...and eggs are often smaller, overall.

So are you adding A/C, soft lights and calming music to the coop? :lol: Our eggs really should be healthy because it does cost W A A A Y more for them if you add it up. (Who does that?? !! :hide)
 

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